Definition of conveyancing in US English:



  • 1The branch of law concerned with the preparation of documents for the transferring of property.

    • ‘The company offers a range of corporate law services including employment law, conveyancing, family and personal injury.’
    • ‘Ms. Wilkin was for over 30 years, a law clerk engaged in real estate conveyancing.’
    • ‘Here we are concentrating on the rules of land law rather than those of conveyancing but we will set the land law rules in their conveyancing context as this will make it easier to appreciate their purpose.’
    • ‘‘The most popular of these courses tend to be in the mainstream practice areas of residential and commercial conveyancing, probate and litigation,’ he said.’
    • ‘There are solicitors specialising in conveyancing for property abroad.’
    transport, transportation, movement of goods, movement of people, freight, shipping
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    1. 1.1 The action of preparing documents for the transfer of property.
      • ‘We have already explained in very general terms what electronic conveyancing means and why it would improve the process of land registration.’
      • ‘Those are things that will be missed in the downplaying of conveyancing to conveyancers rather than lawyers.’
      • ‘So how anxious were the lawyers of York when they learned that a law firm has ambitious plans to set up a centre for customers who want to use the telephone or the Internet to carry out property conveyancing more swiftly and efficiently?’
      • ‘There is a disconformity involving some cute conveyancing, perhaps, between the contract and the actual conveyance.’
      • ‘As a lawyer who did a lot of conveyancing I have no problems with conveyancers coming in and doing conveyancing, provided it is done on a level playing field, and provided that they are largely separated from lawyers.’